Baking Healthy Sugar Free Treats with Meridian*

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I am a self confessed nut butter addict... at this very moment in time I have SIX different flavours hiding in my cupboard downstairs and it is a very rare (and sad) day when one (or more...) of these jars isn't cracked open and spread on my oats, greek yoghurt or blended into a smoothie. Upon hearing about my absolute LOVE for nut butters, the lovely team at Meridian sent me some of their newest "home baking" products so I could try making my very own nutty-but-nice treats at home! As you know, I've been off refined sugar for a long time, but that doesn't mean that I never crave a sugary treat, so I thought I'd share with you my self-invented recipe for 'snickers fudge protein brownies', made with some of the lovely products sent to me by Meridian. As per make sure you follow me on instagram (amyelizabeth_Blog) and tag me in your creations as I love seeing your attempts! 

Ingredients (makes approximately 8 brownies):

For the base:
40g crunchy peanut butter
50g almond flour
2 medium eggs
40g protein powder (I use a high quality unflavoured, but feel free to use any flavour you wish)
10g extra virgin coconut oil
20g Meridian blossom honey

For the 'snickers caramel' topping:
40g crunchy peanut butter
20g Meridian date syrup


1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees (fan oven)
2. Place 40g peanut butter in a bowl with two tablespoons of boiling water. Mix together and heat in the microwave for 30 seconds to soften the peanut butter further
3. Add the egsg, almond flour and protein powder to mix until combined
4. Melt the coconut oil in the microwave and add to the mixture with the honey
5. Spread the mixture into a baking tin or loaf tin (it should be quite thick and sticky so make sure you press it into all the edges), and cook for 10-15 minutes (use the fork test to determine when cooked)
5. Whilst the base is cooking, repeat stage 2 and add 20g date syrup to the mixture. This should create a thick caramel texture
6. Once the base is cooked and cooled spread the caramel over the top and leave in the fridge to set

Nutritional Information*:

Per Brownie:
144 calories
8.7g fat
2.2g saturated fat
5.1g carbs
1.9g fiber
4g sugar (all natural from honey and dates)
10.5g protein

*Based and the brands and quantities used by me